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    • A Taste Of ChinaCopyright© 2002 VJJE Publishing Co.
    • A Taste Of China Table of ContentsIntroduction.........................................................................................................................................................1Almond Chicken................................................................................................................................................2Almond Biscuits ................................................................................................................................................3Barbecued Spareribs ........................................................................................................................................4Bean Curd with Oyster Sauce ..........................................................................................................................5Bean Sprout Salad.............................................................................................................................................6Beef with Broccoli .............................................................................................................................................7Beef Kwangton ..................................................................................................................................................8Bird of Paradise.................................................................................................................................................9Cantonese Roast Duck ....................................................................................................................................10Cantonese Meatballs .......................................................................................................................................11Cashew Chicken ..............................................................................................................................................12Chinese Fire Pot ..............................................................................................................................................13Chinese Mustard .............................................................................................................................................15Chinese Noodles in Peanut−Sesame Sauce ...................................................................................................16Chinese Potato Salad ......................................................................................................................................18Chicken Chow Mein .......................................................................................................................................19Chicken Corn Soup .........................................................................................................................................20Chicken with Mangoes ...................................................................................................................................21Chicken Stock ..................................................................................................................................................22Chicken Velvet ................................................................................................................................................23Crab Ragoon....................................................................................................................................................24Crisp Skin Chicken .......................................................................................................................................25Double Cooked Pork .......................................................................................................................................27 i
    • A Taste Of China Table of ContentsDuck with Almonds.........................................................................................................................................28Duck Sauce ......................................................................................................................................................29Egg−Drop Soup ...............................................................................................................................................30Egg Rolls ..........................................................................................................................................................31Empress Chicken Wings.................................................................................................................................32Foo Yung ..........................................................................................................................................................33Fortune Cookies ..............................................................................................................................................34Four Treasure Soup ........................................................................................................................................35Fried Dumplings..............................................................................................................................................36Fried Lettuce ...................................................................................................................................................37Fried Rice .........................................................................................................................................................38Fried Won Tons...............................................................................................................................................39Garlic Chicken ................................................................................................................................................40General Tsaos Chicken ..................................................................................................................................41Gingered Chicken Wings ...............................................................................................................................42Gingered Fruit .................................................................................................................................................43Ginger Tea .......................................................................................................................................................44Green Onion Cakes .........................................................................................................................................45Ham and Chicken Rolls ..................................................................................................................................46Hoisin Beef & Scallion Rolls ..........................................................................................................................47Hot−Fried Crispy Shredded Beef ..................................................................................................................48Hot Chili Oil ....................................................................................................................................................49Hot and Sour Soup ..........................................................................................................................................50Hunan Beef ......................................................................................................................................................51 ii
    • A Taste Of China Table of ContentsHunan Shrimp .................................................................................................................................................52Kung Pao Chicken ..........................................................................................................................................53Kung Pao Beef .................................................................................................................................................54Lemon Chicken ...............................................................................................................................................55Lions Head ......................................................................................................................................................56Lobster Cantonese ..........................................................................................................................................57Lo Mein ............................................................................................................................................................58Manchurian Sauce ..........................................................................................................................................59Mandarin Chicken ..........................................................................................................................................60Mandarin Noodles ...........................................................................................................................................61Mandarin Pancakes ........................................................................................................................................62Ma Po ...............................................................................................................................................................63Mongolian Beef................................................................................................................................................64Moo Goo Gai Pan ............................................................................................................................................65Mu Shu Chicken ..............................................................................................................................................66Orange Beef .....................................................................................................................................................67Peanut Sauce....................................................................................................................................................68Peking Duck .....................................................................................................................................................69Pepper Steak ....................................................................................................................................................70Pickled Sweet and Sour Vegetables ...............................................................................................................71Pork and Bamboo Shoots ...............................................................................................................................72Pork with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce ..............................................................................................................73Prawns with Peanut Sauce .............................................................................................................................74Pressed Rice Cakes .........................................................................................................................................75 iii
    • A Taste Of China Table of ContentsPuff Shrimp .....................................................................................................................................................76Red−Cooked Eggs ...........................................................................................................................................78Rumaki .............................................................................................................................................................79Sesame Chicken ...............................................................................................................................................80Sesame Noodles .............................................................................................................................................81Shanghai Shrimp .............................................................................................................................................82Shrimp with Lobster Sauce ............................................................................................................................83Shrimp with Snow Peas ..................................................................................................................................85Shrimp Tempura .............................................................................................................................................86Shrimp Toast ...................................................................................................................................................88Shui Mai ...........................................................................................................................................................89Silk Apples .......................................................................................................................................................90Silver and Gold Shredded Chicken ...............................................................................................................91Spiced Whole Lamb ........................................................................................................................................92Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce ................................................................................................................................93Steak Kew ........................................................................................................................................................94Steamed Beef Dumplings ................................................................................................................................95Stir−Fried Beef with Pineapple......................................................................................................................96String Beans In Walnut Sauce .......................................................................................................................97Sweet & Sour Pork, Chicken, or Shrimp ......................................................................................................98Sweet and Sour Sauce .....................................................................................................................................99Sweet and Sour Tofu .....................................................................................................................................100Szechuan Chicken .........................................................................................................................................101Szechuan Pasta Salad ...................................................................................................................................102 iv
    • A Taste Of China Table of ContentsTeriyaki Beef .................................................................................................................................................103Twice−fried Shredded Beef ..........................................................................................................................104Vegetable Fried Rice .....................................................................................................................................105Won Ton Soup ...............................................................................................................................................106 v
    • Introduction "A Taste Of China" Copyright© 2002 VJJE Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved Compiled and Distributed by E−Cookbooks.netIntroduction 1
    • Almond Chicken 1 lb skinned chicken breast 1 cup vegtable oil 5 slices fresh ginger root 3 green onions, chopped to about 1" lengths 1 green pepper, chopped as above 1/2 cup diced bamboo shoots 1/3 slivered almonds (a little vegetable oil to fry in)Marinade:1/4 tsp salt1/8 tsp white pepper1 tsp cornstarch1 Tbsp soy sauce1 egg whiteSeasoning sauce:1 Tbsp rice vinegar2 Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp dry sherry1/2 tsp salt1 tsp sugar1/2 tsp cornstarchDeep fry slivered almonds in vegtable oil for 2 to 3 minutes to crispthem up. drain well on paper towel. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.Dice chicken into 1 inch cubes. Combine marinade ingrediants, addchicken and mix well. Let stand 1/2 hour. Heat oil in wok, add chickenand stir fry until browned. Remove chicken and drain well. Stir fryginger, onion, pepper and bamboo shoots for about 1 minute untilvegtables are crisp−tender. Combine ingrediants for seasoning sauce in asmall bowl, mix well and add to wok. bring to boil. Add chicken toboiling sauce. Stir fry chicken until coated with sauce.Add almonds, mix well.Almond Chicken 2
    • Almond Biscuits 2 1/2 cups all−purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup margarine or butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 tsp almond essence blanched almonds for decoration beat egg for glazing 1.Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cream the margarine(or butter) and sugar together until light, white and fluffy. Beat in the eggand almond essence. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients to make a stiffdough. 2.Form the mixture into balls about 1 − 1.5 inch diameter and place theseon a greased baking tray. Place half an almond (split lengthways) oneach ball and press to flatten slightly. Brush with beaten egg. 3.Bake in a moderate oven (350 deg F / 180 deg C) for 20 minutes oruntil golden. Cool on a wire rack. This quantity makes about 45biscuits.Almond Biscuits 3
    • Barbecued Spareribs 2 banks of spareribs, uncut, about 2 pounds each 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup sweet bean sauce (hoi sin deung) or hoi sin sauce 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup sherryTrim off excess fat from the thick edges of spareribs. Place ribsin a shallow pan or platter. Mix remaining ingredients for amarinade and spread over both sides of the spareribs. Let standfor at least two hours.Place one oven rack at the top of the oven and one at the bottom.Preheat to 375F. Hook each bank of spareribs with 3 or 4 S−hooksacross its width, on the thick edges, and suspend under top rack.Place a large pan with 1/2" water on bottom rack. This pan willcatch the drippings and keep the meat from drying out. Cookspareribs for about 45 minutes.Barbecued Spareribs 4
    • Bean Curd with Oyster Sauce8 ounces bean curd4 ounces fresh mushrooms6 green onions3 stalks celery1 red or green pepper2 tablespoons vegetable oil1/2 cup water1 tablespoon cornstarch2 tablespoons oyster sauce4 teaspoons dry sherry4 teaspoons soy sauce1. Cut bean curd into 1/2 inch cubes. Clean mushrooms and cut into slices.Cut onions into 1 inch pieces. Cut celery into 1/2 inch diagonal slices.Remove seeds from pepper and cut pepper into 1/2 inch chunks.2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in wok over high heat. Cook bean curd inthe oil, stirring gently, until light brown, 3 minutes. Remove from pan.3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in wok over high heat. Add mushrooms,onions, celery and pepper, Stir fry for 1 minute.4. Return bean curd to wok. Toss lightly to combine. Blend water, cornstarch,oyster sauce, sherry and soy sauce. Pour over mixture in wok. Cook andstir until liquid boils. Cook and stir 1 minute longer.Bean Curd with Oyster Sauce 5
    • Bean Sprout Salad2 tablespoon Sesame seeds 1 pound Fresh bean sprouts thoroughly washed and drained 3 md Garlic cloves peeled and minced 2 md Scallions −− trimmed & minced 1 1" cube ginger peeled and minced 2 tablespoon Oriental sesame oil 1/3 cup Soy sauce 2 tablespoon Cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet rice wine) 2 teaspoon Light brown sugar 1 teaspoon Spicy sesame oilMakes 4 to 6 Servings Fresh bean sprouts are a must for this recipe fromChinas Hunan province.The canned variety dont have the requisite crispness. Keep a close eye onthe toasting sesame seeds so they dont burn. PREHEAT OVEN TO 300F. Toast the sesame seeds by spreading them over thebottom of a pie tin. Roast for 12−to−16 minutes, stirring often, until theyare golden. The seeds can be toasted in advance and stored in an airtightcontainer. Place the bean sprouts in a large heatproof bowl and set it aside.In a medium−size skillet set over moderately low heat, stir−fry the garlic,scallions and ginger in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are limp. Addall the remaining ingredients, increase the heat to moderate, then boil themixture, uncovered, for 1 minute to slightly reduce the liquid. Pour theboiling dressing over the bean sprouts, toss well, then cover the bowl andchill the salad for several hours. Toss again before serving.Bean Sprout Salad 6
    • Beef with Broccoli1 tablespoon Cornstarch3 tablespoons Dry sherry1/4 cup Water1/2 cup Oyster sauce1 pinch Crushed red pepper flakes1 tablespoon Oil1 tablespoon Ginger root, minced1 Garlic clove −− crushed1 pound Broccoli −− cut up1 Green pepper −− julienned2 Celery ribs −− sliced6 Green onions −− cut in pieces8 ounces Cooked beef −− slicedDissolve cornstarch in sherry, oyster sauce, water, and add red pepperflakes. In wok or large skillet, heat oil over med high heat, add gingerand garlic. Stir−fry 1 min. Add broccoli, stir−fry 3 mins. Add green pepper,celery, and green onions, stir−fry 3 mins. Make a well in wok and addcornstarch mixture. Stir until thickened. Add meat and gently stir.Use chicken broth if mixture is too thick. Serve with steamed rice.Beef with Broccoli 7
    • Beef Kwangton1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil1 slice fresh ginger root −−1/2" thick1 pound beef −−in thin strips4 ounces bamboo shoots −−sliced4 ounces button mushrooms −−sliced3 ounces snow peas1/2 cup chicken broth2 tablespoons oyster sauce1/2 teaspoon soy sauce1/4 teaspoon seasame oil1/4 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon cornstarch −−mixed with 1/2 teaspoon water Preheat a wok or frying pan and add the oil. Add the ginger and stir to addflavor to the oil. Discard the ginger and add the beef slices. Stir fry forabout 2 minutes. Add the bamboo shoots, mushrooms, snow peas and chickenbroth. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesameoil and sugar. Thicken with the cornstarch blend and serve immediately withrice.Beef Kwangton 8
    • Bird of Paradise1 can (20 oz.) sliced pineapple in syrup2 Whole chicken breasts, split (or 1 cut up 3 lb. fryer)2 tablespoons Butter1/4 cup Dry sherry3 tablespoons Soy sauce2 large Clove garlic, pressed2 tablespoons Finely chopped crystallized ginger1/2 teaspoon Salt1 Red bell pepper, seeded, chunked1 1/2 cups Sliced celery1/2 cup Sliced green onion1 Papaya, peeled, sliced (optional)1 tablespoon Cornstarch Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Brown chicken in butter; Drain. Combine syrup with sherry, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Pour over chicken. Cover, simmer 30 minutes, turning chicken once. Remove chicken. Add pineapple, bell pepper, celery, green onion and papaya to pan. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup water. Stir into pan. Bring to boil. When thickened, spoon over chicken.Bird of Paradise 9
    • Cantonese Roast Duck1 duck, about 5 pounds,fresh or frozen1 tablespoon salt1 scallion3 slices fresh gingerGlaze:1 tablespoon light corn syrup2 tablespoons water1 tablespoon soy sauceFew sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish1. Thaw the duck, if frozen. Remove any excess fat, and rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Rub the entire surface of the duck, inside and out, with the salt. Cover and refrigerate for several hours, or, overnight.2. Put the scallion in the cavity and lay the slices of ginger on top of the duck. Add at least 2 inches of water to a large flameproof roasting pan with a lid and put the pan on the stove. Place a large rack in the roasting pan and bring the water to a boil. Choose an oval casserole large enough to hold the duck and small enough to fit into the roasting pan. Place the duck in the casserole and then put the casserole on the rack. Cover and steam for 1 hour, checking the water level from time to time and adding more boiling water if necessary. Save the duck broth to use in soups or stir fry dishes. When done, remove the duck from the casserole and place it on a rack to dry.3. Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. With a pastry brush, paint the hot glaze over the surface of the duck. Allow duck to dry for 1 hour.4. Preheat the oven to 375F. Roast the duck, breast side down, for 20 minutes. Turn over and continue to roast for 40 more minutes.5. Transfer duck to a chopping board and allow to cool slightly. Using a cleaver, disjoint and cut the duck through the bone into bite size pieces. Arrange the pieces on a serving platter, garnish with cilantro and serve.Cantonese Roast Duck 10
    • Cantonese Meatballs20 oz. Pineapple Chunks In Syrup3 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar5 tablespoons Teriyaki Sauce, Divided1 tablespoon Vinegar1 tablespoon Catsup1 lb. Ground Beef2 tablesppons Instant Minced Onion2 tablespoons Cornstarch1/4 cup Water Drain pineapple; reserve syrup. Combine syrup, brown sugar, 3 tablespoonsteriyaki sauce, vinegar and catsup; set aside. Mix beef with remaining 2tablespoons teriyaki sauce and onion; shape into 20 meatballs. Brownmeatballs in large skillet; drain off excess fat. Pour syrup mixture overmeatballs; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dissolve cornstarch inwater; stir into skillet with pineapple. Cook and stir until sauce thickensand pineapple is heated through.Cantonese Meatballs 11
    • Cashew Chicken3 Chicken breasts, boned and skinned1/2 lb. Chinese pea pods1/2 lb. Mushrooms4 Green onions2 cups Bamboo shoots, drained1 cup Chicken broth1/4 cup Soy sauce2 tb Corn starch1/2 ts Sugar1/2 ts Salt4 tb Salad oil1 pack Cashew nuts (about 4−oz)Slice breasts horizontally into very thin slices and cut into inch squares.Place on tray. Prepare vegetables, removing ends and strings from pea pods,slicing mushrooms, green part of onions, and the bamboo shoots. Add to tray.Mix soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Heat 1 tbls of oil in skilletover moderate heat, add all the nuts, and cook 1 min shaking the pan,toasting the nuts lightly. Remove and reserve. Pour remaining oil in pan, frychicken quickly, turning often until it looks opaque. Lower heat to low. Addpea pods, mushrooms, and broth. Cover and cook slowly for 2 mins. Removecover, add soy sauce mixture, bamboo shoots, and cook until thickened,stirring constantly. Simmer uncovered a bit more and add green onions andnuts and serve immediately.Cashew Chicken 12
    • Chinese Fire Pot1 lb Boneless beef sirloin, or beef round1 lb Boned chicken breasts1 lb Fish fillets1 lb Medium shrimp1 lb Chinese cabbage1/2 lb Fresh forest mushrooms, or Cultivated mushroomsLemon juice2 pk Enoki mushrooms (3 1/2−oz packages)3/4 lb Chinese pea pods2 bn Green onions2 bn Spinach8 oz Canned water chestnuts drained and sliced8 oz Canned bamboo shoots drained and sliced4 cn Chicken broth (13 3/4−oz cans)Sweet−and−sour sauceSoy saucePrepared hot Chinese mustard1/4 lb Fine egg noodles; cookedCilantro or chives; chopped (optional) It is not necessary to use all ingredients listed here as long as you offeran interesting blend of meats, fish and vegetables. Other meats andvegetables can be substituted, if desired. Place beef, chicken and fish in freezer and chill until firm to touch butnot frozen. Slice beef and chicken in strips 1/4−inch thick and about 2inches long. Cut fish into 3/4−inch cubes. Shell and devein shrimp. Chopcabbage into bite−size chunks. Clean mushrooms. If using forest mushrooms,remove and discard stems. Slice mushrooms and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cutoff and discard root portion of enoki mushrooms and separate clusters as muchas possible. Wash, trim ends and string pea pods. Clean green onions and cutin halves lengthwise, including green portion. Cut into 2−inch lengths. Cleanspinach and discard thick stems. To serve, arrange beef, chicken, fish,shrimp, cabbage, forest mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, snow peas, green onions,spinach leaves, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots in individual rows on largeplatters or serving plates. Bring broth to boil. Place heating unit underChinese hot pot and pour boiling broth into hot−pot bowl. Using Chinese wireladle and chopsticks or fondue forks, each person places whatever ingredientsare desired into hot broth to poach. When cooked (this will take only a fewmoments), ingredients are then dipped into sweet−and−sour sauce, soy sauce orhotChinese Fire Pot 13
    • A Taste Of Chinamustard as desired, and eaten with noodles, adding cilantro, if desired.Chinese Fire Pot 14
    • Chinese Mustard1/4 cup Boiling water1/4 cup Dry English mustard1/2 teaspoon Salt2 teaspoons Salad oilStir boiling water into dry English mustard. Add salt and salad oil. Foryellower color, add a little turmeric.Chinese Mustard 15
    • Chinese Noodles in Peanut−Sesame Sauce1 lb. Chinese−style noodles (or any spaghetti/fettuccini−type pasta)2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil DRESSING:6 Tbsp. peanut butter1/4 cup water3 Tbsp. light soy sauce6 Tbsp. dark soy sauce6 Tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)1/2 cup dark sesame oil2 Tbsp. sherry4 tsp. rice wine vinegar1/4 cup honey4 medium cloves garlic, minced2 tsp. minced fresh ginger2−3 Tbsp. hot pepper oil (or amount to your own liking)1/2 cup hot water Homemade hot pepper oil: 1/4 cup hot red pepper flakes 1 cup oil Combine hot red pepper flakes and oil in a saucepan over medium heat.Bring to boil, and turn off heat immediately. Let cool. Strain in small glasscontainer that can be sealed. Refrigerate. GARNISH: (all are optional, depending on your taste)1 carrot, peeled1/2 firm medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and julienned1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped2 green onions, thinly sliced1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water over medium heat. Cook until barely tender and still firm.2. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water until cold. Drain well and toss noodles with (2 Tbsp) dark sesame oil so they dont stick together.3. FOR DRESSING: combine all ingredients except hot water in a blender and blend until smooth.4. Thin with hot water to consistency of whipping cream.5. For garnish, peel flesh of carrot in short shavings about 4" long.6. Place in ice water for 30 minutes to curl.Chinese Noodles in Peanut−Sesame Sauce 16
    • A Taste Of China7. Just before serving, toss noodles with sauce. Garnish with cucumber, peanuts, green onion, and carrot curls. Serve cold or at room temperature.Chinese Noodles in Peanut−Sesame Sauce 17
    • Chinese Potato Salad5−6 medium potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)4 slices bacon, well−cooked and crumbled3/4 cup chopped bok choy1 red pepper, diced1/2 cup chopped green onion1/4 cup chopped cilantro Sauce1 1/3 cup mayonnaise1 tsp sugar1 tbs soy sauce1−2 tsp sesame oil1/8−1/4 tsp hot mustard powder1/8 tsp saltBoil the potatoes until cooked but still firm. Cut into potatosalad−sized chunks. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together,using more or less sesame oil and hot mustard according to taste(the more the better, up to a point...). Put all solid ingredientstogether in a large bowl, then add the sauce. Mix and serve.Chinese Potato Salad 18
    • Chicken Chow Mein 12 ounces noodles 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 ounces snow peas, ends removed 4 ounces bean sprouts 2 ounces ham, finely shredded 4 scallions, finely chopped saIt and freshly ground black pepper1. Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water until tender. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain well.2. Slice the chicken into fine, 2−inch shreds. Place in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of the soy sauce, the rice wine or sherry and sesame oil.3. Heat half the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil starts smoking, add the chicken mixture. Stir−fry for about 2 minutes, then transfer the chicken to a plate, and keep it hot.4. Wipe the wok clean, and heat the remaining oil. Stir in the garlic, snow peas, bean sprouts and ham, stir− fry for another minute or so, and add the noodles.5. Continue to stir−fry until the noodles are heated through. Add the remaining soy sauce to taste, and season with salt and pepper. Return the chicken and any juices to the noodle mixture, add the scallions, and give the mixture a final stir. Serve at once.Chicken Chow Mein 19
    • Chicken Corn Soup2 pints chicken stock8 oz can creamed sweetcorn1/2 teaspoon saltpinch of MSG2 tbpns cornflour mix with 4 tbspns of cold water2 spring onions, finely chopped2 egg whites2 tbpns milk2 oz chopped ham1. Put the stock in a pan and bring to a boil. Add the creamed corn, salt, MSG, and the cornflour blended with the water. Stir until the soup thickens and comes back to the boil. Sprinkle on the spring onions, then turn off the heat.2. Beat egg whites and milk. Pour into the soup in a thin stream. While wisking constantly.3. Sprinkle chopped ham over soup. Serve.Chicken Corn Soup 20
    • Chicken with Mangoes1 cup all−purpose flour1 3/4 cups water1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking powder3 whole chicken breasts1 piece fresh ginger root (2x1 inches)8 green onions1 can (15 ounces) mangoes3 cups vegetable oil3 tablespoons white vinegar3 tablespoons dry sherry4 teaspoons soy sauce2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons corn−starch2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules1 teaspoon sesame oil1. Combine flour, 1 cup of the water, the salt and baking powder in a medium size bowl. Beat with whisk until blended. Let stand 15 minutes.2. Cut skinless and boneless chicken into 1/4 inch wide strips. Mix them into flour mixture.3. Cut ginger into wafer−thin slices. Cut onions into 1/2 inch pieces. Drain mangoes and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips.4. Heat vegetable oil in wok over high heat until it reaches 375F. Add chicken one strip at a time. Cook until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.5. Leave about 1 tablespoon oil in the wok. Reduce heat to medium. Add ginger to oil in wok. Stir−fry until ginger is light brown.6. Combine remaining 3/4 cup water, the vinegar, sherry, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, bouillon and sesame oil. Carefully add to ginger all at once. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Add onions. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.7. Mix chicken and mangoes into soy sauce mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Serve immediately.Chicken with Mangoes 21
    • Chicken Stock1 3−1/2 pound stewing chicken2 slices fresh ginger root, about 1/2 inch thick2 green onions, quartered Place the chicken in a stew pot and cover with water. Add the ginger andgreen onions. Bring the water to a boil and skim surface of scum and foam.Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer chicken for about 2 hours. Strain broth.Use chicken in other recipes.Chicken Stock 22
    • Chicken Velvet2 chicken breasts, boned and skinned1 1/2 cups cold chicken stock1 1/2 teaspoons oil2 tablespoons cornstarch3 egg whites, beaten slightly stiff4 cups oil for deep frying2 ounces pea pods (snow peas), strings removed1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water2 tablespoons (cooked) Virginia ham, minced1. Chop chicken very fine or grind in blender. Soak in 1/2 cup of cold stock.2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to chicken. Mix well.3. Fold beaten egg whites into chicken mixture. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch into chicken mixture, folding lightly.4. Heat oil and deep fry chicken mixture. Stir quickly with chopsticks in order to separate. Remove to plate. Drain oil.5. Reheat 2 tablespoons of oil in wok. Over moderately high heat, stir fry pea pods 30 seconds. Remove and set aside.6. Reheat 2 tablespoons oil in wok. Add 1 cup stock. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Put in chicken. Bring to boil. Thicken with dissolved cornstarch.7. Serve on platter. Trim with pea pods. Garnish with minced ham on top.Chicken Velvet 23
    • Crab Ragoon1 or 2 packages (8 ounces) Neufchatel cheese, softened (or cream cheese).Amount based on how "cheesy" you prefer.1 can (6 ounces) crab meat, drained and flaked2 green onions including tops, thinly sliced1 clove garlic, minced2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon lite soy sauce1 package (48 count) won ton skins vegetable spray coating1. Filling: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except won ton skins and spray coating; mix until well blended.2. To prevent won ton skins from drying out, prepare one or two rangoon at a time. Place 1 teaspoon filling in center of each won ton skin. Moisten edges with water; fold in half to form triangle, pressing edges to seal. Pull bottom corners down and overlap slightly; moisten one corner and press to seal. Lightly spray baking sheet with vegetable coating.3. Arrange rangoon on sheet and lightly spray to coat. Bake in 425 Fahrenheit degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot with sweet−sour sauce or mustard sauce.Crab Ragoon 24
    • Crisp Skin Chicken1 chicken (2 1/2 lb)1 tblsp vinegar2 tblsp soy sauce2 tblsp honey1 tblsp sherry1 tsp molasses (treacle)2 tblsp all−purpose flour1 tsp saltpeanut oil for deep frying Put the chicken in a large saucepan and add boiling water to comehalfway up the sides of the chicken. Cover tightly and simmer until justtender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain, rinse under cold water anddry with paper towels.. Mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sherry and treacle(molasses). Brush this all over the chicken and then hang the chicken inan airy place to dry, for about 30 minutes. Brush with the remaining soysauce mixture again and hang for 20−30 minutes more. Mix the flour and salttogether and rub well into the chicken skin. Fry in deep hot peanut oiluntil golden and crisp. Drain well on absorbent paper towels.Chop the chicken into 8 pieces and serve warm with the following dips:Cinnamon Dip:1 tblsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper1/4 tsp saltMix together, place in a small saucepan and heat until very hot,stirring constantly.Pepper and Salt Dip:1 tblsp salt1/2 tblsp freshly ground black pepperMix together, place in a small saucepan and heat, stirring constantly,until the salt begins to brown.Hoi Sin SauceCrisp Skin Chicken 25
    • A Taste Of ChinaGuests dip the pieces of chicken into the dips which are servedseparately in small bowls.Crisp Skin Chicken 26
    • Double Cooked Pork1 1b. fresh boneless pork or fresh, uncured ham3 oz. scallions or garlic shoots1 tablespoon vegetable oil2 tablespoon soybean paste1 tablespoon sweet bean sauce1/4 cup meat stock1. Wash the pork, drop it into boiling water to cover, and boil for 8 minutes.2. Remove, drain, and cut into slices about 2 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide and ¼ inch thick (7 cm by 4 cm by 16mm). Set aside.3. Cut the scallions on a slant into 1 inch (3cm) pieces. Set aside.4. Heat the oil in a wok to very hot 356F, or until smoke rises on the surface.5. Add the pork slices, soybean paste, sweet bean sauce, scallions or garlic shoots, and stock.6. Stir−fry for 5 minutes, or until the scallions are tender and the soybean paste loses its raw taste.7. Remove and serve.Double Cooked Pork 27
    • Duck with Almonds1 lb duck meat2 tblsp oil1 tsp salt2 tblsp soy sauce2 sticks celery2 oz fresh mushrooms4 oz frozen peas1 cups stock2 tsp cornstarch3 oz split, toasted almonds Cut the duck meat into paper thin slices. Heat the oil, add the salt andduck and fry for about 5 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add thesoy sauce and mix well. Wash and chop the celery; wash and thinly slice the mushrooms; add bothto the pan with the peas, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock,bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch to a smooth paste with a little cold water, stir intothe pan, bring to the boil, stirring all the time until slightlythickened. Add the almonds and serve.Duck with Almonds 28
    • Duck SauceFirst:1 Pound Plums halved and pitted1 Pound Apricots halved and pitted1 1/4 Cups Cider vinegar3/4 Cup WaterSecond:1 Cup Cider vinegar1 Cup Firmly packed brown sugar1 Cup White sugar1/2 cup Lemon juiceThe Rest:1/4 cup Chopped ginger1 small Onion sliced1 (or more) serrano −− seeded & chopped2 small Garlic cloves sliced4 teaspoons Salt1 tablespoon Mustard seed (toasted)1 Cinnamon stick Combine first set of ingredients and cook over moderate heatfor 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.Combine second set of ingredients and boil for 10 minutes.Combine the above three sets of ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes.Remove cinnamon. Puree in food processor. Return to kettle andsimmer until thick. Transfer to sterilized mason jar, cap looselyand let cool. Tighten caps and let stand in dark at least 2 weeks.Makes 2 pints.Duck Sauce 29
    • Egg−Drop Soup1 1/2 quarts chicken broth or clear soup stock2 tbls. cornstarch, mixed in 1/4 cup cold water2 eggs, slightly beaten with a fork2 scallions, chopped, including green ends Bring soup stock to a bowl. Slowly pour in the corn starch mixturewhile stirring the stock, until the stock thickens. Reduce heatso stock just simmers. Pour in the eggs slowly while stirringthe soup. As soon as the last bit of egg is in, shut off heat at onceServe with chopped scallions on top.Egg−Drop Soup 30
    • Egg Rolls1 lb. chinese cabbage (Napa)2 stalks celery1/2 lb. cooked shrimp1/2 lb. cooked pork or chicken livers10 water chestnuts1/3 cup bamboo shoots1 tsp. salt1 tsp. sugarLiberal dash pepper1/2 tsp. light soy sauce1/4 tsp. sesame oil1 beaten egg10 egg roll skins3 cups oilPREPARATION: Boil cabbage and celery until very tender. Drain and squeezeout excess water. Shred very fine and set aside todrain further. Parboil shrimp and fry or bake pork. Mince both. Shredwater chestnuts and bamboo shoots. Mix all ingredients but egg together.Beat egg. Wrap filling in egg roll skins and seal with egg.COOKING: Heat oil in wok or deep fat fryer to 375 degrees and drop in eggrolls. When skin turns light golden brown, remove from oil and drain. (Atthis point restaurants refrigerate them and finish the cooking process asneeded.) When cool, drop again into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Makes 10. The two−stage deep frying method is actually a professional Chinese chefssecret. It assures that the inside will be moist and not overcooked (asanything overcooked becomes dry) and the outside will be crisp.Egg Rolls 31
    • Empress Chicken Wings1 1/2 pounds Chicken Wings3 tablespoons Soy Sauce1 tablespoon Dry Sherry1 tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger Root1 Clove Garlic, Minced2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil1/3 cup Cornstarch2/3 cup Water2 Green Onions And Tops, Cut Into Thin Slices1 teaspoon Slivered Fresh Ginger Root Disjoint the chicken wings; discard tips (or save for stock). Combine soysauce, sherry, minced ginger and garlic in a large bowl; stir in chicken.Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken;reserve marinade. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Lightly coatchicken pieces with cornstarch; add to skillet and brown slowly on all sides.Remove chicken; drain off fat. Stir water and reserved marinade into sameskillet. Add chicken; sprinkle green onions and slivered ginger evenly overchicken. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until chicken is tender.Empress Chicken Wings 32
    • Foo Yung6 eggs, beaten well1 cup shredded cooked meat (roast pork, shrimp, almost any!)2 cups fresh bean sprouts (or 1 can)2 scallions, chopped, including the green ends1 medium onion, shredded1 teaspoon sugar1/8 teaspoon ground pepper1 teaspoon MSG (optional)2 tablespoons soy sauce1/2 cup chicken stock or waterVegetable oil for frying Make gravy if desired (recipe follows). Preheat oven to 200F. Linea platter with several thicknesses of paper towel. Mix all ingredientsexcept the vegetable oil together in a mixing bowl.Heat a frying pan hot and dry. Put in vegetable oil to a depth ofabout 1/2 inch. Keep oil at this level by adding more, as some isabsorbed in cooking. Bring oil temperature to medium. Stir up theomelet mixture each time before you take a scoopful of it out, inorder to have the proper ratio of liquid and solid ingredients in each. With a ladle or soup scoop, take a scoop of the egg mixture and gentlyput into the frying pan. When the first omelet has stiffened, gentlymove it over to make room for the next. The number of omelets youcan make at once depends on the size of your frying pan. When oneside of the omelet has turned golden brown, turn over gently withpancake turner to fry the other side. When done, transfer fromfrying pan onto paper−lined platter. Keep warm in oven until allthe omelets can be served together. Serve with or without gravy. Gravy: 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon MSG (optional) 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper Pinch of salt Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boilslowly with frequent stirring. When gravy has thickened, turn heatto very low to keep it warm until ready to use.Foo Yung 33
    • Fortune Cookies8 oz. All−purpose flour2 Tbl. Cornstarch4 oz. Sugar1/2 teas. Salt4 oz. Vegetable oil4 oz. Egg whites1 Tbl. Water2 teas. Vanilla extract.1. In a deep bowl, mix the following ingredients: 8 oz. Flour, 2 tablespoons corn starch, 4 oz sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt, blend in 4 oz. oil, 4 oz. Egg whites, 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and beat until smooth consistency.2. Write your own "Fortune" on a piece of paper 2 1/2" by 1/2". Prepared oven to 300F.3. Scoop a tablespoon of cookie batter and spread evenly into a 4" circle on a well greased baking sheet.4. Bake cookie for about 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove one cookie at a time from the oven.5. You have about 15 seconds working time before the cookie hardens. Place the "Fortune" in the middle of the cookie.6. Shape the cookie by folding it in half and grasp both ends. Place the finished cookie in a muffin pan with the ends down to hold its unique shape.Fortune Cookies 34
    • Four Treasure Soup1 can (8 Oz.) Sliced Water Chestnuts Drained1/2 cup Julienned Carrot Strips4 cans (14 Oz.) Chicken Broth1/4 pound Ground Chicken or Turkey1 teaspoon Garlic Powder1/4 cup Dry Sherry1/2 cup Chopped Green Onions1 Pkg. Frozen Chinese Pea Pods2 teaspoon Soy Sauce1 t. Flour1 teaspoon Chinese Hot Mustard Mince Half Of The Water Chestnuts & Combine With Chicken, 2 t. Onions, SoySauce, Mustard & Flour. Reserve Remaining Water Chestnuts & Onions. in ALarge Saucepan Mix Broth, Sherry & Garlic Powder; Boil. Drop Chicken MixtureBy Teaspoonfuls Into Broth. Add Carrots & Simmer 3 To 4 Min. Until MeatballsAre Cooked. Add Remaining Water Chestnuts, Green Onions & Pea Pods. HeatThrough & Serve Immediately.Four Treasure Soup 35
    • Fried Dumplings8 oz ground pork (a)2 scallion chopped (optional) (b)20 PC dumpling skin (Available at any Chinese market or major American market. Look for oriental section).1. Mix (a,b) with 1 t soy sauce, 1/2 t salt, 1 t cooking wine, 1 t cooking oil.2. Place about 1 to 1−1/2 T of the filing in the center of a wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half and pinch the edges together at the center of the round, leaving the two ends open.3. With your fingers, make about 3 to 4 pleats on each side of the opening.4. Pinch all along edges to seal. Fried Dumplings1. Using very little oil, just enough to wet the surface of the wok.2. Place the dumplings one by one into the wok and heat about 2 min. Then add water to the level about 1/3 the height of the dumplings. Cover up the wok and simmer with medium heat for 3 min.3. Remove the water.4. Add 2 T of oil into a pan and fry the dumplings until the bottom hardens and turns golden brown in color. Boiled Dumplings1. Put dumplings into a pot of boiled water. Keep heating it until the dumplings afloat. Remove dumplings and serve.2. Mix soy sauce, sesame oil or whatever sauce each individual prefers. Dip the dumplings in it when served.Fried Dumplings 36
    • Fried Lettuce1 large lettuce1 tblsp oil2 cloves garlicpinch of salt1 tsp Vesop (this is a substitute for soy sauce) Wash and trim the lettuce and shake off excess moisture. Cut into four.Heat the oil and fry the lettuce for 1 minute. Add the crushed garlic,salt and Vesop; mix well and cook for another minute.Fried Lettuce 37
    • Fried Rice2 eggs1 teaspoon MSG (optional)1/8 teaspoon groung white pepper1/4 cup soy sauce4 cups cooked rice4 scallions, chopped, including green ends2 cups diced cooked pork, ham, chicken, shrimp, or any meat1 slice ginger, minced1 clove garlic, minced1/4 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)1/4 cup vegetable oil Put first four ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir slightly;the eggs should not be well beaten.Heat wok or pan hot and dry. Add the oil. Brown the garlic andginger slightly, then add the rice. Cook for 2−3 minutes, stirringto break up lumps and coat with oil. Add the rest of the ingredientsexcept the egg mixture. Fry and stir constantly until thoroughlymixed. Add the egg mixture while stirring the rice so it will coveras much of the ingredients in the pan as possible. Cook about2 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve while hot.Fried Rice 38
    • Fried Won Tons1 lb. Won ton skins1/2 lb. Fresh ground pork1/2 lb. Fresh prawns4 Dried mushrooms, soaked for 2 hours8 Water chestnuts, finely chopped2 Stalks green onions, finely chopped2 small Eggs, beaten1/4 ts Pepper1 1/2 ts Salt Yield: About 60 to 70. Shell and devein prawns. Mince fine. Stem mushrooms and mince caps.Mix with prawns, pork, water chestnuts, green onions, half of thebeaten eggs and all of the seasonings. WRAPPING: Place won ton squares on working surface so corners face up, down,left and right. Place 1 teaspoon filling in the center of each skin. Dip a little of the beaten egg onto the bottom corner, bring topcorner to meet bottom corner. Press to seal. Moisten left cornerand bring right corner to meet it. Press to seal. This should giveyou a little bundle that looks kind of like a nurses hat. FRYING:Heat 4 cups oil in wok. Fry wrapped won ton until golden (about 2minutes). Turn over once. Drain and serve hot.Fried Won Tons 39
    • Garlic Chicken4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb.)1 egg white1 Tablespoon cornstarch1 Tablespoon dry white wine or sherry4 green onions1 teaspoon minced gingerroot3 teaspoons minced fresh garlic (about 6 medium cloves)2 Tablespoons vegetable oilHot cooked rice SAUCE1 teaspoon crushed chili paste (sambal oelek) or more to taste2 teaspoons sugar1 teaspoon cornstarch2 teaspoons rice vinegar1 Tablespoon water2 Tablespoons dry white wine or sherry2 Tablespoons soy sauce Place chicken breasts in freezer for 1 to 2 hours or until very firmbut not frozen solid. Slice crosswise into thin shreds. In small bowl,lightly beat egg white, then mix in 1 TBS cornstach and 1 TBS wine,stirring until cornstarch is dissolved. Add chicken and mix well to coatall pieces. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, slice green onions on the diagonal into very thin slices.Mince gingerroot and garlic. Combine Sauce ingredients, mixing well.Heat wok or frying pan, add oil, and stir−fry chicken until no longer pink.Remove chicken with a slotted spoon. Add onions, ginger and garlic towok and stir−fry about 30 seconds, until ginger and garlic are fragrantbut not brown. Return chicken to wok, restir sauce ingredients and addto wok. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is well combined, hot andbubbly and thickens slightly. Turn off heat and splash with about 1 tspof dark sesame oil. Serve over rice.Garlic Chicken 40
    • General Tsaos Chicken Sauce:1/2 cup cornstarch1/4 cup water1+1/2 tsp minced garlic1+1/2 tsp minced ginger root3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup soy sauce1/4 cup white vinegar1/4 cup cooking wine1+1/2 cup hot chicken broth1 tsp monosodium glutamate (optional) Meat:3 lbs deboned dark chicken meat, cut into large chunks1/4 cup soy sauce1 tsp white pepper1 egg1 cup cornstarchVegetable oil for deep−frying2 cups sliced green onions16 small dried hot peppers Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch with water. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/2 cupsoy sauce, vinegar, wine, chicken broth and MSG (if desired). Stir untilsugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed. In separate bowl, mix chicken, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white pepper.Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces arecoated evenly. Add cup of vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep−fry at 350 degrees untilcrispy. Drain on paper towels. Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add onionsand peppers and stir−fry briefly. Stir sauce and add to wok.Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.General Tsaos Chicken 41
    • Gingered Chicken Wings8 chicken wings4 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon honey2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger2 tablespoons tomato ketchup1 tablespoon oil1. Cut wings apart at joint.2. Mix the remaining ingredients together and marinate the chicken in this mixture, covered in the fridge, for 6−8 hours or overnight.3. Grill for about 15 minutes or until cooked through, brushing frequently with marinade and turning twice.Gingered Chicken Wings 42
    • Gingered Fruit15 oz canned pineapple pieces11 oz canned lychees1 tblsp chopped glace cherries2 tblsp chopped crystallized ginger1 cup flaked toasted almonds 1. Drain the syrup from the canned fruits. 2. Lightly combine the pineapple, lychees, glace cherries and ginger in aserving bowl. Chill well. 3. Sprinkle the almonds on top and serve immediately.Gingered Fruit 43
    • Ginger Tea2 Thin slices of fresh ginger1 cup Boiling waterSugar to tasteA refreshing addition to any Chinese dinner. Steep fresh ginger slices in boiling hot water for 10minutes. Add approximately one teaspoon of sugar percup of water.Ginger Tea 44
    • Green Onion Cakes3 1/3 cups flour1 1/4 cups boiling water1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening or cooking oil2 teaspoons sesame oil1 cup chopped green onions2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon white pepperCooking oil Dipping Sauce:1/2 cup chicken broth2 tablespoons soy sauce2 teaspoons chopped green onion1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon chili sauce1. Place flour in a bowl. Add boiling water, stirring with chopsticks or a fork until dough is evenly moistened. On a lightly floured board, knead dough until smooth and satiny, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.2. Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl.3. On a lightly floured board, roll dough into a cylinder; cut into 12 equal portions.4. Make each cake: Roll a portion of dough into an 8−inch circle about 1/8 inch thick; keep remaining dough covered to prevent drying. Brush with a thin film of shortening. Sprinkle with a small portion of sesame oil, green onions, salt, and pepper. Roll dough into a cylinder and coil dough into a round patty; tuck end of dough underneath. Roll again to make an 8−inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Cooking:1. Place a wide frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add cake and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining cakes, adding more cooking oil as needed.2. Cut cakes into wedges. Serve hot with dipping sauce.Green Onion Cakes 45
    • Ham and Chicken Rolls2 Whole Chicken Breasts (skinless, boneless)1/2 Teaspoon Salt1/4 Teaspoon Pepper1/4 Teaspoon Five Spice Powder1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder4 Slices of Ham (about 1 ounce each)1 Egg Beaten2 Tablespoons Milk1/4 Cup All−purpose Flour4 springroll or egg roll wrappers3 cups vegetable Oil1. Cut breasts in half, Remove Bones if necessary, Pound breast till very thin using a mallet or rolling pin.2. Combine spices (Salt, Pepper, Five−Spice Powder, Garlic Powder) sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon evenly over each flattened chicken breast.3. Tightly roll up each ham piece and place in the center of each chicken piece. Roll the chicken piece around the ham, tucking in the ends of the chicken about it.4. Combine egg and milk in a shallow dish. Coat each lightly with flour then dip into the egg−milk mixture. Place each piece diagonally into a spring roll wrapper. Roll it up securely folding the ends. Brush the end corner with egg mixture and a pinch to seal.5. Heat oil in the wok over high heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. Fry 3 to 4 rolls at a time in the hot oil until golden and the chicken is completely cooked (about 5 minutes). Drain on absorbent paper.6. Cool slightly. and cut into 1−inch slices serve on a bed of shredded lettuce or bock choy.Ham and Chicken Rolls 46
    • Hoisin Beef & Scallion Rolls1 whole flank steak1/2 cup soy sauce3 cloves garlic1/2 cup ginger −−chopped, freshdash black pepper1/2 cup hoisin sauce1 bunch scallionsIn a shallow dish, mix together the soy sauce, oil, garlic, ginger, andsome pepper. Add the beef and marinate overnight in the refrigerator,turning once. Heat the broiler. Pat the marinated meat dry and broilthe steak, about 4 inches from the heat, until rare, 5 to 6 minutesper side. Cool completely and then slice very think on the bias, acrossthe grain of the meat. Trim the slices to form approximately 2 x 4 inchstrips. Brush a thin layer of hoisin sauce on each strip of beef. Laya small bundle of scallion julienne at one end and roll up securely.Arrange on trays, seam side down, cover tightly with plastic wrap(make sure the plastic is in close contact with the beef),and refrigerate until time to serve.Hoisin Beef & Scallion Rolls 47
    • Hot−Fried Crispy Shredded Beef 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 oz. corn starch 1 lb. topside of beef, cut into matchstick strips 2 cups vegetable oil 3 medium carrots, scraped and cut into matchstick strips 2 spring onions, cut into 1 inch sections 2 dry red chilies, shredded 3 garlic cloves, crushed 6 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons wine vinegar Mix together the eggs, salt and cornflour and toss the beef inthis until well coated. Heat the oil in a wok to 350 degree F, oruntil a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds, and stir−fry the beeffor 1 1/2 minutes or until crispy. remove and drain on paper towels. Reheat the oil and deep−fry the carrots for 1 1/2 minutes. Removeand drain on paper towels. Pour off most of the oil, leaving about 1 1/2 tablespoons in thebottom of the wok. Reheat, then add the spring onions, chilies andgarlic. Stir−fry together for about 30 seconds over the heat thenadd the sugar, soy sauce and vinegar. Return the meat and carrotsto the sauce. Toss over the heat and serve.Hot−Fried Crispy Shredded Beef 48
    • Hot Chili Oil1/2 Cup corn oil20 dried hot chili peppers1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns1 teaspoon paprika1. Line a small, fine strainer with a paper towel and set it aside.2. In a small, heavy saucepan heat the oil. When the oil is very hot, turn down the heat to very low and add the peppers. Cook, stirring, until peppers turn dark brown. Add the peppercorns and paprika, and continue to cook just until mixed.3. Pour the oil through the strainer into a bowl. Discard the solids. Pour the oil into a small jar and cover with a lid. Store in the refrigerator.Hot Chili Oil 49
    • Hot and Sour Soup2 1/2 quarts chicken stock1 block (16 oz.) of tofu, cut into 1 1/2 inch long strips5 shitake mushrooms, cut into thin slices1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 tsp. white pepper1/2 cup white vinegar1 1/2 cups bamboo shoot strips2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons water3 eggs. beaten1/2 tsp. sesame oilCombine first seven ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.Drizzle the cornstarch mixture into the soup, stirring to thicken.Then drizzle beaten eggs into soup, stirring. Top with sesame oil.Hot and Sour Soup 50
    • Hunan Beef2 cups broccoli florets2 tablespoons cooking oil2 teaspoons minced garlic4 small dried red chilies1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water Marinade:2 tablespoons soy sauce2 teaspoons cornstarch1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry3/4 pound flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain Sauce:3 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce1 teaspoon sesame oil1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add beef and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.2. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl.3. Place broccoli in a large pot with 1 inch of boiling water. Boil until tender−crisp, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.4. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and chilies and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add beef and stir−fry until no longer pink, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.5. Add broccoli and sauce to wok; bring to a boil. Add cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.Hunan Beef 51
    • Hunan Shrimp3 to 4 cups peanut oil1 1/2 lbs shrimp; shell, devein, leave tail portions on, wash, dry, refrigerate for at least 4 hours1/2 cup onions diced into 1/4−inch pieces2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger1 garlic clove mincedFor a sauce, combine in a bowl and mix well:1 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce3 tsp sugar4 Tbsp tomato catsup1/2 tsp saltPinch of white pepper2 tsp Hunan pepper [the soaked pepper flakes at the bottom of the hot oil] or substitute 2 tsp. chili paste, sambal ooleck, OR 1 heaping tsp crushed red pepper flakes plus 1 tsp oil1 tsp sesame oil Pour peanut oil into a wok and heat to 375 deg F. Oil−blanch the shrimp¸for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until shrimp begin to turnpink and to curl. Remove; set aside.Remove oil from wok, then replace 2 Tbsp oil.Heat oil until white smoke appears.Add onions, ginger, and garlic, and stir−fry until onions soften,about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and toss together thoroughly.Stir sauce and pour into the wok. Stir together until shrimp are wellcoated. Add sesame oil, turn off heat, and stir well.Remove from wok and serve immediately.Hunan Shrimp 52
    • Kung Pao Chicken2 tablespoons oyster sauce1 teaspoon cornstarch3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken Sauce:1/4 cup Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar1/4 cup chicken broth3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry2 tablespoons hoisin sauce1 tablespoon soy sauce2 teaspoons sesame oil2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce2 teaspoons sugar2 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil8 small dried red chilies4 teaspoons minced garlic2 stalks celery, diced1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1−inch squares1 can (8 oz.) sliced bamboo shoots, drained2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water1/3 cup roasted peanuts1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Cut chicken into 1−inch pieces. Place chicken in marinade and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.2. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl.3. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons oil, swirling to coat sides. Add chilies and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add chicken and stir−fry for 2 minutes. Remove chicken and chilies from wok.4. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to wok, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add celery, bell pepper, and bamboo shoots; stir−fry for 1 1/2 minutes.5. Return chicken and chilies to wok; stir−fry for 1 minute. Add sauce and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Add peanuts and stir to coat.Kung Pao Chicken 53
    • Kung Pao Beef1 lb. Beef boneless sirloin or flank steak1 tablespoon Vegetable oil2 teaspoon Cornstarch1/2 teaspoon Salt1 dash white pepper2 Hot green chilies2 Green onions (with tops)1 Red bell pepper2 tablespoons Vegetable oil2 tablespoons Vegetable oil2 teaspoon Finely chopped garlic1 teaspoon Finely chopped ginger root2 tablespoon Brown bean sauce1/2 cup Diced canned bamboo shoots1 teaspoon Sugar1/2 cup Skinless raw peanuts, roasted Trim fat from beef steak; cut beef into 3/4−inchcubes. Toss beef, 1 tablespoon oil, the cornstarch,salt and white pepper in glass or plastic bowl. Coverand refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut chilies into thin slices (remove seeds andmembrane if desired). Cut onions diagonally into1−inch pieces. Cut bell pepper into 3/4 inch squares. Heat 12−inch skillet or wok until very hot. Add 2tablespoons oil; rotate skillet to coat bottom. Addbeef; stir−fry 2 minutes or until beef is brown.Remove beef from skillet. Heat skillet until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons oil;rotate skillet to coat bottom. Add chilies, garlic,ginger root, bean sauce and bamboo shoots; stir−fry 1minute. Add beef, bell pepper and sugar; stir−fry 1minute. Stir in onions. Sprinkle with peanuts.Kung Pao Beef 54
    • Lemon Chicken3 lb chicken brests, boned1 tablespoon sherry1 tablespoon soy sauce1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs1/4 cup cornstarch1/2 teaspoon baking powder2 cups vegetable oil1/3 cup sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch1 cup chicken broth1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon salt1 lemon2 tablespoons vegetable oil1. In large bowl, comine chicken with sherry, soy sauce and salt; let it marinate for 15 minutes.2. In small bowl, beat eggs, cornstarch and baking powder to form batter. In a wok, heat 2 cups oil to 350 degrees F. Coat chicken with batter; fry until browned. Cut into bite size pieces.3. Combine sugar, cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Cut lemon into thin slices. In a wok, heat the two tablespoons of oil; add lemon slices and stir fry for 30 seconds. Slowly stir in cornstarch mixture. Stir until sauce is clear.4. Pour sauce over chicken. Ready to serve.Lemon Chicken 55
    • Lions Head1 slice ginger1 scallion, cut into fourths1/2 cup water1 pound ground pork1 tablespoon sherry3 tablespoons light soy sauce1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon cornstarch2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water6 tablespoons oil1 pound bok choy (Chinese green), cut into 3 inch lengths1/2 cup chicken stock1/2 teaspoon sugar1. Pound ginger and scallion with back of knife or cleaver. Put in bowl with water. Set aside 10 minutes.2. Strain out scallion and ginger from water.3. Put pork in bowl. Add scallion and ginger water, sherry, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cornstarch. Mix well with hand in one direction.4. Form meat mixture into 4 large balls.5. Using your hands, light coat balls with dissolved cornstarch.6. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in wok. Fry balls one at a time until they are brown. Baste with hot oil. Remove carefully.7. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil until smoking hot in wok. Stir−fry bok choy 2 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.8. Put bok choy into heavy pot. Place meatballs on top. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce and stock. Cover. Simmer 1 hour.9. Add sugar. Bring to boil 2 minutes. If the gravy is too watery, thicken with a little dissolved cornstarch.Lions Head 56
    • Lobster Cantonese2 lb. Lobster tails1 Clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon Fermented black beans − rinsed and drained2 tablespoon Oil1/4 lb. Ground pork1 1/2 cup Hot water1 1/2 tablespoons Soy sauce1 teaspoon MSG (optional)2 tablespoons Cornstarch3 tablespoons Dry sherry1 Egg3 tablespoons WaterCilantro sprigsGreen onion curlsHot cooked rice For the best results in preparing this attractiveChinese dish cook the lobster pieces as quickly aspossible. The beaten egg added to the sauce makes itricher and creamier. With sharp knife, pry lobster meat from shell andslice into medallions. Mince garlic and black beanstogether. Heat oil in wok or skillet and add garlicmixture. Cook and stir a few seconds. Add pork andcook about 10 minutes, stirring to break up meat. Addhot water, soy sauce and MSG. Add lobster medallionsand cook 2 minutes. Mix cornstarch and sherry and stirinto sauce. Beat egg with 3 tablespoons water andblend into sauce. Cook over low heat 30 seconds,stirring constantly. Sauce should be creamy but notheavy. Spoon sauce into center of platter. Arrangemedallions in sauce in decorative pattern. Garnishwith cilantro and green onion curls. For each serving,place a few lobster medallions over rice in bowl.Spoon sauce over lobster.Lobster Cantonese 57
    • Lo Mein4 cups cooked Chinese noodles (or very thin spaghetti) rinsed and drained12 oz. diced cooked meat (beef, chicken, pork ... any)1 package frozen French−style green beans, thawed2 cups fresh bean sprouts3 scallions, chopped1 slice ginger, shredded1 clove garlic, minced1 teas. MSG (Accent)1 teas. sugar1/4 cup soy sauce3/4 cup vegetable oil1/4 teas. sesame oil2 Tbls. sherry Mix together MSG, sugar, and soy sauce. Set aside.Heat wok or pan hot and dry. Add just 3 tablespoons of thevegetable oil and all the sesame oil. Put in ginger and garlic tobrown first, then all the other vegetables. Stir and cook for oneminute over high heat. Add the sherry. Cover and cook oneminute longer. Turn off heat. Remove vegetables, and drain;discard these juices. Set drained vegetables aside.Heat wok or pan dry again. Put in remainder of oil. Turn heatto medium. Add cooked noodles and stir constantly to heatthrough and to coat the noodles with oil for a couple minutes.Add your choice of meat and reserved vegetables; mixthoroughly. Add reserved soy sauce mixture and stir untilnoodles become one even color. Serve.Lo Mein 58
    • Manchurian Sauce1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup vegetable stock1/2 cup green onion −− thinly sliced1 teaspoon fresh ginger root −− minced1 teaspoon garlic −− minced1/2 teaspoon wasabi (or 1/2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper)In a medium−sized bowl, combine all the ingredients and whiskuntil well blended. Regrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.Manchurian Sauce 59
    • Mandarin Chicken1 broiler/fryer chicken, 3 to 3−1/2 pounds − cut up and skin removed2 cups water1 cup ketchup1/4 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate2 teaspoons ground mustard2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon garlic powder3 tablespoons cornstarch1/2 cup cold water11 ounces mandarin oranges −− drained1/2 cup whole pitted ripe olives2 tablespoons chopped green pepperhot cooked rice Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. In a bowl,combine water, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, orange juice concentrate,mustard, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic powder. Pour half over the chicken.Cover chicken and remaining marinade; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place chicken in a slow cooker; addreserved marinade. Cover and cook on low for 7−8 hours. Combine cornstarchand cold water until smooth; stir into the chicken mixture. Add oranges,olives and green pepper. Cover and cook on high for 30−45 minutes or untilthickened. Serve over rice.Mandarin Chicken 60
    • Mandarin Noodles4 dried Chinese mushrooms1/2 pound fresh Chinese noodles1/4 cup peanut oil1 tablespoon hoisin sauce1 tablespoon bean sauce2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry3 tablespoons light soy sauce1 teaspoon sugar or honey1/2 cup reserved mushroom soaking liquid1 teaspoon chili paste1 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 red bell pepper −− in 1/2 inch cubes1/2 8 ounce can whole bamboo shoots, cut in 1/2 in cubes −− rinsed and drained2 cups bean sprouts1 scallion −− thinly sliced1. Soak the Chinese mushrooms in 1 1/4 cups of hot water for 30 minutes. While they are soaking, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil and cook the noodles for 3 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of peanut oil; set aside.2. Remove the mushrooms; strain and reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid for the sauce. Trin and discard the mushroom stems; coarsely chop the caps and set aside.3. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and stir well to dissolve the sugar; set aside. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of cold water; set aside.4. Place the wok over medium−high heat. When it begins to smoke, add the remaining 3 tablespoons of peanut oil, then the mushrooms, red pepper, bamboo shoots, and bean sprouts. Stir−fry 2 minutes.5. Stir the sauce and add it to the wok, and continue to stir−fry until the mixture begins to boil, about 30 seconds.6. Mix the dissolved cornstarch and add it to the wok. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Add the noodles and toss until heated through, about 2 minutes.7. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the sliced scallion. Serve immediately.Mandarin Noodles 61
    • Mandarin Pancakes2 cups flour3/4 cup boiling water2 tablespoons sesame oil1. Place flour in a bowl. Add boiling water, stirring with chopsticks or a fork until dough is evenly moistened. On a lightly floured board, knead dough until smooth and satiny, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.2. On a lightly floured board, roll dough into a cylinder; cut into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten slightly into a pancake. Brush top of each pancake with a light coating of sesame oil.3. Place 1 pancake on top of a second pancake, oiled sides together. With a rolling pin, roll to make a circle 6 inches in diameter. Stack and roll remaining pairs of pancakes the same way. Cover with a damp cloth to prevent drying. Cooking:1. Place a nonstick frying pan over lm heat until hot. Add 1 pair of pancakes and cook, turning once, until lightly browned and bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and separate into 2 pancakes while still hot. Stack cooked pancakes on a plate while cooking remaining pairs of pancakes.2. Serve pancakes hot. If making ahead, reheat pancakes in a microwaveoven or wrap in a clean dish towel and steam in a bamboo steamer for5 minutes.Mandarin Pancakes 62
    • Ma Po1/2 cup Vegetable broth1/3 cup Hoisin sauce1 tb Rice wine/dry sherry1/3 cup Ketchup1/2 ts Hot sauce1 tb Sesame oil1 tb Vegetable oil3 ea Garlic cloves, minced1 lb Firm tofu, cut to 1/2" cubes2 cups Mung bean sprouts1 tb Cornstarch mixed with 2 − tablespoons water2 ea Green onions, slivered In a small bowl, combine broth, hoisin sauce, rice wine or sherry, ketchup& hot sauce. Set aside. Place a wok over high heat, when hot, add vegetable oil. Add garlic & stirfor 5 seconds. Add tofu & stir fry for 2 minutes. Stir in reserved sauce &cook 1 minute. Add bean sprouts & cook another minute. Add dissolvedcornstarch & stir till sauce thickens. Serve over noodles tossed in sesame oil or over steamed rice. Garnish withonions.Ma Po 63
    • Mongolian Beef3/4 pound flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain2 1/2 tablesspoons cooking oil2 tablespoons minced garlic10 small dried red chilies10 green onions, cut into 3−inch pieces2 tablespoons hoisin sauce1 tablespoon soy sauce Marinade:2 tablespoons dark soy sauce2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry1 teaspoon cornstarch Procedures:1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add beef and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.2. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons oil, swirling to coat sides. Add beef and stir−fry until no longer pink, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove meat from pan.3. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to wok, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and chilies; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add green onions and stir−fry for 1 minute.4. Return meat to wok and add hoisin sauce and soy sauce; cook until heated through.Mongolian Beef 64
    • Moo Goo Gai Pan4 chicken breast halves, skinned, boned and slicedsalt and pepper4 cloves garlic, minced2 cups water1 tb cornstarch5 tb corn oil8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced4 lb. bok choy or Chinese white cabbage, chopped2 tb sugar4 tb soy sauce6 scallions, chopped1. In a bowl, toss chicken with the salt and pepper, garlic and cornstarch mixture. Set aside.2. Heat 3 tablespoons of corn oil in a wok and stir in mushrooms, bok choy/cabbage and sugar for 2 minutes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from wok.3. Heat remaining corn oil in wok. Stir−fry chicken for 2 minutes over high heat. Add soy sauce and mix well. Cover and cook for about 6 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.4. Mix in the cooked vegetables and scallions. Stir fry together for about 1 minute. Serve hot with rice.Moo Goo Gai Pan 65
    • Mu Shu Chicken3/4 pound boned and skinned chicken breast20 tiger lily buds3 tablespoons tree earsMarinade:1 teaspoon cornstarch1 tablespoon water1/2 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon soy sauce6 tablespoons corn oil4 extra large eggs, well beaten3 scallions, shredded1 Cup shredded green cabbage1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil20 Mandarin Pancakes, warmed1. Freeze the chicken in separate pieces. Thaw until semifrozen, then shred fine.2. Soak the tiger lily buds and tree ears separately in warm water in bowls for 30 minutes. Cut off and discard the hard ends of the lily buds, then cut the buds in half. Clean and wash the tree ears and cut them into small pieces. Discard soaking liquid. Place the shredded ingredients in separate mounds on a large platter near the stove.3. In a medium bowl mix the marinade ingredients and add the chicken. Mix well and also place near the stove.4. Heat a wok over medium heat until hot, then add 3 tablespoons of corn oil and the eggs. With a spatula, slowly push the eggs back and forth in the wok; as the eggs cook and coagulate, break them up into large pieces; they should be dry. Transfer the cooked eggs to a bowl.5. Reheat the wok and add the remaining corn oil. Add the chicken and stir fry until it changes color. As you stir, use the spatula to separate the shredded chicken. Add the shredded tree ears, lily buds, scallions and cabbage, blend well, then add the salt. Continue to stir fry until the cabbage wilts, about 2 to 3 minutes.6. Return the eggs to the wok and stir until well blended, breaking up the eggs into smaller pieres. Mix in the sesame oil, turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a serving platter. Serve hot with mandarin pancakes.Mu Shu Chicken 66
    • Orange Beef1/2 Lb. Top round steak2 Tb Sherry2 Tb Cornstarch2 Egg whites6 Tb Peanut oilSAUCE:1 1/2 cups Beef stock2 Tb Light soy sauce1 Ts Sugar1 1/2 Tb Cornstarch1 Ts Red wine vinegar5 Dried red chile peppers, broken into pieces8 Thin slices of orange rind (orange part only) or moreFresh ground black pepper to tasteWhisk together the sherry, cornstarch, and egg whites until the mixtureis foamy. Add the beef and toss to coat the pieces well. Set aside.Cut meat into 2x2−inch pieces. Heat 4 tbs. Peanut oil in wok.Fry quickly, just until crispy and browned, remove to wok rack to drain.Add remaining 2 tbs. Peanut oil to wok. Add orange rind and red peppersto hot oil in wok. Stir−fry until orange rind begins to darken and aromafrom oil becomes pleasant. Add remaining ingredients and stir until bubbly(add more beef stock if too thick). Add fried beef and toss to coat withsauce. Serve at once with steamed white rice.Orange Beef 67
    • Peanut Sauce1/2 cup Chunk−style peanut butter1 1/2 tablespoons Soy sauce1 tablespoon Water1/2 teaspoon Sugar2 dashes Tabasco sauce1 Clove garlic, minced1/2 cup Water Thoroughly combine the first 6 ingredients; slowlystir in the 1/2 cup water, mixing until smooth. Makesabout 1 cup.Peanut Sauce 68
    • Peking Duck1. Loosen the skin from the duck by massaging it, pulling the skin away where possible.2. Blanch the duck for a couple of minutes.3. Hang it up to dry for 4 hours, then baste it with sherry or with honey−water 1/2 and 1/2 mixture. Hang it up again to dry for 4 hours.4. Roast duck using the following times and temperatures: 30 min. at 375F, then 1 hour at 250F, then 30 min at 400F The rationale for this Im not sure of, but all recipes claim that changing the oven temperature makes a vast difference.5. To serve − slice off skin and cut it into 1"x2" pieces. Cut meat into similar−sized pieces. Provide 2" scallion lengths (green and white part), hoisin sauce (canned or bottled), and mandarin pancakes. Each diner rolls a bit of meat, a bit of skin, and a scallion length into a pancake that has been spread with about a teaspoon of hoisin sauce with the scallion and eats with fingersPeking Duck 69
    • Pepper Steak1 pound flank steak, diagonally sliced Marinade:1/4 cup soy sauce2 tablespoons dry sherry1 teaspoon sugar2 teaspoons cornstarch1/4 cup water2 tablespoons oil4 cloves garlic chopped2 teaspoons ginger root; peeled, grated2 scallions chopped2 tablespoons oil1 large onion2 green peppers sliced Marinate steak for 15 minutes or more. Add oil to hot wok.Swirl and stir fry garlic, ginger and scallions for 30seconds. With slotted spoon, reserving the marinade, addhalf the steak and stir fry for 3 minutes. Remove and setaside. Repeat with remaining steak. Add oil and stir fryonion and green peppers for 2 minutes. Push vegetables tosides of wok. Add marinade to center of wok and stir untilthickened and bubbly. Blend in vegetables, add steak andheat thoroughly.Pepper Steak 70
    • Pickled Sweet and Sour Vegetables 1 medium head of cauliflower 2 medium green peppers 4 carrots 3 bunches radishes 2 hot chili peppers 3 quarts water for blanchingWash all the vegetables and cut into bite size pieces.Place the 3 quarts water in a saucepan and bring to a vigorous boil.Add all the cut vegetables to the boiling water and turn off the heatat once. Let vegetables stay in the water for 2 minutes. Drain off waterand spread out the vegetables to dry on a platter. When vegetables arecooled, pack the pieces at random tightly into a glass jar or plasticcontainer.In a saucepan, mix, and bring to a boil: 2 cups sugar 2 cups white vinegar 1 teas. salt 1 cup waterRemove from stove to cool. Pour marinating liquid over the vegetables untilthey are completely covered. Cap the container or jar and store inrefrigerator. Let stand for at least 1 week before using.Pickled Sweet and Sour Vegetables 71
    • Pork and Bamboo Shoots2 lb. lean pork1/4 cup soy sauce1 tblsp sherry1 tsp brown sugar1 tsp ground ginger1 litre water4 oz bamboo shoots Cut the pork into small cubes. Mix the soy sauce, sherry, sugar andginger together, add to the pork, toss well and leave for 10 minutes. Put pork and flavourings in a large pan, add the water and bring gentlyto the boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Drain bamboo shoots and shred finely, add to the pan and simmer for 10minutes. If wished, liquid may be thickened with 1 tablespoon cornstarch.mixed with a little cold water.Pork and Bamboo Shoots 72
    • Pork with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon MSG (optional) 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 cups sliced lean pork (about 1 pound) 1 bunch (about 2 pounds) fresh brocolli, sliced 2 slices ginger, shredded 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup water Mix together first five ingredients and set aside.Heat wok or pan until hot and dry. Add the oil, then the salt.Turn heat to medium. Add the ginger and the garlic and fry untilgolden brown. Turn heat to high. Add the pork and fry until outsideis lightly browned. Add the broccoli and stir−fry for 3 minutes.Add the water, cover, and cook for 4 minutes. Pour in reservedsauce mixture; stir while cooking until gravy thickens. Turn heatdown to low, cover, and cook for 2 minutes more. Place in coveredserving dish until ready to serve.Pork with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce 73
    • Prawns with Peanut Sauce24 medium Prawns, shelled & deveined24 Chinese pea pods24 Ripe black olives SAUCE:1/4 cup Dry sherry1/4 cup Soy sauce1/4 cup Peanut butter3 tablespoons Sugar2 tablespoons Vegetable oil4 Cloves garlic, minced Alternate prawns, pea pods and olives on bamboo picks. Combine sherry, soy sauce, peanut butter, sugar, oil and garlic and mix well. Grill or broil kabobs for 6 to 10 minutes or until prawns turn pink and opaque, brushing prawns frequently with peanut sauce. (you can substitute 2 whole boned and skinned chicken breasts for the prawns. Cut each half breast into 6 pieces and skewer with pea pods and olives. Grill or broil 10 minutes or until done.)Prawns with Peanut Sauce 74
    • Pressed Rice Cakes2 cups glutinous rice3 cups water1. Wash and drain 2 cups glutinous rice. Place in a medium pan with 3 cups water; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes.2. Spoon hot rice into a 9−inch−square pan lined with lightly oiled foil or banana leaves.3. Cover with more oiled foil or leaves and a second square pan; weight with large cans or other heavy objects.4. Let stand 8 hours or overnight. Invert onto a cutting board, remove foil or leaves, and slice into 1 1/2−inch squares with a wet knife. Serve at room temperature.Pressed Rice Cakes 75
    • Puff Shrimp12 large shrimp (about 1 1/2 lbs.)1/2 teaspoon garlic juice1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamateoil for deep frying 2−3 quartsChinese parsley, watercress, lettuce leaves, for garnish (optional) Remove shells from the shrimp except for the last tail section.With a sharp knife, cut the shrimp from the underside almost throughthe back. Be careful not to sever the halves completely. Remove blackveins and rinse the shrimp well. Place on paper towels and pat dry.Arrange shrimp on a plate or platter, with split side up. Rub a littlegarlic juice on each. Sprinkle a touch of salt and monosodium glutamateon each. Put aside. 1 1/2 cups white flour ( do not use unbleached flour−it turns gray instead of golden brown.) 1 tabelspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup cold water Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix throughly.Add oil, a little at a time, while stirring with a wooden fork or spoonuntil all the ingredients form a ball and the sides of the bowl areclean. Add water a little at a time while stirring, until the doughbecomes the consistancy of pancake batter; the thicker the batter thethicker the crust will be on the shrimp. Place the shrimp and the batter conveniently near your cooking utensil.Heat the oil in a wok, or a deep frying utensil, to 350−360 f. You can alsotest the temperature of the oil by putting a drop of batter in it.If the batter sizzles, puffs up, or floats, the oil is ready. Take each shrimp by the tail, and dip it into the batter. Put shrimpdirectly the hot oil one at a time. As each turns a golden brown, removefrom oil with tongs and place on a paper towel to drain. Arrange on aserving plate and garnish with parsley or watercross.(A few pieces of lettuceunder the shrimp help to make the dishes look fuller and prettier, and thisallows any excess oil to drain) Puff shrimp need not be served at once, because the breading will not turnPuff Shrimp 76
    • A Taste Of Chinalimp or soggy. Keep them in a preheated 180 oven and the shrimp will stillbe hot and crisp for half an hour or longer. No dip or gravy is required.Puff Shrimp 77
    • Red−Cooked Eggs6 Eggs1/4 cup Brown sugar1/2 cup Dark soy sauce1/2 cup Chicken broth1 teaspoon Sesame oilHoisin sauceOyster sauce In a pot, cover the eggs with cold water; bring to a boil, then simmer 15minutes. Remove from heat, cool the eggs under cold running water, and shellthem. In a pan, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, and sesameoil. Heat the mixture, stirring to dissolve the brown sugar. Add the eggs.Simmer, covered for 1 hour. The liquid should cover the eggs, but if it doesnot, baste frequently. Turn off the heat and let the eggs stand in the liquidfor another hour, turning them from time to time, to ensure even coloring.Serve cut into halves or quarters, with dipping sauce. Makes 6 to 8 appetizerservings. DIPPING SAUCE: In bowl, combine equal parts of the hoisin sauce and oystersauce.Red−Cooked Eggs 78
    • Rumaki1 lb. Chicken Livers8 oz. Water Chestnuts; Drained12 each Bacon Strips1/4 cup Soy Sauce1/2 teaspoon Ginger; Powdered1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5−Spice Powder or 1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder Cut the chicken livers in half or into large chunks. Cut the largestchestnuts in half. Cut the bacon strips in half, crosswise. Wrap a piece ofbacon around pieces of liver and chestnuts, securing the ends with atoothpick. Place in a shallow pie plate as you make them. Combine the soysauce with spices and pour over the rumaki; refrigerate about 1/2 hour beforeserving. Preheat the grill or broiler and broil the rumaki until the bacon iscrisp, about 20 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.Serve hot.Rumaki 79
    • Sesame Chicken1 pound boneless chicken (or pork or steak)2 tablespoons sesame seeds1 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoons vegetable oil4 ounces small mushrooms, quartered1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips4 scallions, chopped diagonally boiled rice, to serve Marinade:2 teaspoons cornstarch2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon soy saucefew drops of Tabasco sauce1−inch piece fresh ginger, grated1 garlic clove, crushed1. Trim the meat and cut into thin strips about 1/2 x 2 inch.2. Make the marinade. In a bowl, blend the cornstarch with the rice wine or dry sherry, then stir in the lemon juice, soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, ginger and garlic. Stir in the strips, cover and leave in a cool place for 3−4 hours.3. Place the sesame seeds in a wok or large frying pan and dry−fry over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until the seeds are golden. Set aside.4. Heat the sesame and vegetable oils in the wok or frying pan. Drain the meat, reserving the marinade, and stir− fry a few pieces at a time until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon.5. Add the mushrooms and green pepper and stir−fry for 2−3 minutes. Add the scallions and 1 minute more.6. Return the meat to the wok or frying pan, together with the reserved marinade, and stir over a moderate heat for a further 2 minutes, or until the ingredients are evenly coated with glaze. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and serve immediately with boiled rice.Sesame Chicken 80
    • Sesame Noodles1/2 lb. Chinese noodles; or 1/2 lb. Linguine2 teaspoons Sesame oil1/2 cup Sesame paste (tehini)1/2 cup Chicken broth2 tablespoons Sugar1/2 teaspoon Salt1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper1 teaspoon Freshly grated ginger1/2 teaspoon Freshly minced garlic2 teaspoon Rich wine vinegar1/2 cup Fresh bean sprouts1/4 cup Finely minced cucumber1 tablespoon Chopped chives Cook noodles until al dente. Rinse in cold water,drain well, and toss with sesame oil. In another bowl,mix sesame paste, chicken broth, sugar, salt, pepper,ginger, garlic, and vinegar using a wire whisk. Addnoodles (once cool) and bean sprouts to above mixtureand blend well. Taste. Adjust seasoning if desired.Place noodles in glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap,and refrigerate for two hours. Remove fromrefrigerator, divide onto small plates, top withcucumber and chives. Makes four small servings.Sesame Noodles 81
    • Shanghai Shrimp2 1/2 pounds medium−size raw shrimp, with shells on4 tablespoons vegetable oil4 thin slices of fresh ginger3 scallions, Cut into quarters2 tablespoons dry sherry4 tablespoons dark soy sauce3 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons red wine vinegar1. Remove the legs of the shrimp with scissors. Make an opening in the back of each shrimp and devein, leaving the shell and tail on.2. Heat the oil in a pan or wok. Stir−fry the ginger and scallions over low heat for 30 seconds, until there is an aroma. Add the shrimp and stir−fry for 1 minute over high heat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir−fry until the sauce is glazed, about 2 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.Shanghai Shrimp 82
    • Shrimp with Lobster Sauce1 lb. Jumbo shrimp (21−25 per−pound)1 tb. Fermented black beans2 Garlic cloves, minced1 Quarter−sized slice fresh−ginger, peeled, minced1 tablespoon rice wine, or dry sherry2 tablespoon Peanut or corn oil1/2 teaspoon Salt6 oz. Ground pork1 small Onion, cut into 1−inch cubes1 Bell pepper, cut into 1−inch cubes1/2 teaspoon SugarBig pinch white pepper1/2 tablespoon Light soy sauce3/4 cup Chicken stock2 teaspoon Cornstarch, blended with: 1 tb Water1 large Egg, lightly beaten1 Green onion, chopped1 teaspoon sesame oil Shell and de−vein the shrimp. Butterfly shrimp byslicing them down the length of the back, stoppingjust above the tail. Rinse with cold water and blot dry. Cover the black beans with lukewarm water; let soakfor 5 minutes. Drain. Combine with the minced garlicand ginger; gently crush into a paste. Mix in thewine; set aside. Place a wok over medium−high heat. When hot, drizzlein half of the oil. Add the shrimp and stir−fry untilthey begin to curl and turn bright orange, about 1minute. Remove to a dish and keep warm. Reheat wok over medium heat; add remaining tablespoonof oil and the salt. Add the black bean paste andsaute a few seconds until it becomes aromatic.Increase heat to medium−high. Add the pork andstir−fry until the morsels are no longer pink, about 3minutes. Add onions, peppers, sugar, white pepper and soysauce; toss together until the vegetables begin tosoften, about 1 minute. Add the stock and keep tossinguntil it comes to a boil.Shrimp with Lobster Sauce 83
    • A Taste Of ChinaStir the cornstarch mixture to recombine, then drizzleinto the center of the work, stirring constantly,until mixture thickens, about 20 seconds. Turn off the heat and slowly stir in the beaten egg tocombine the mixture into a creamy sauce. return theshrimp to sauce, add the green onions and swirl in thesesame oil.Shrimp with Lobster Sauce 84
    • Shrimp with Snow Peas2/3 lb. tiger prawns Marinade for shrimp:1 1/2 tsp. sherry1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. grated ginger1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch1 tsp. water Seasoning:1 Tb. chicken broth3 Tb. water1/2 tsp. cornstarch3 Tb. oyster sauce (very important)1 Tb. hoisin sauce also needed:1/2 cup vegetable oil1 clove garlic, pressed or minced1/4 tsp. salt1/2 lb. snow peas Shell and devein prawns. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Combinemarinade in medium bowl. Add prawns and mix well. Let stand 30 mins.Heat wok over medium heat, add oil, and stir fry garlic for 15 secs. Addprawns and stir fry until pink. Remove from wok, and place on plate.Add salt and snow peas to oil in wok. Stir fry 30 secs. Add seasoningsauce and stir slightly until think and bubbly. Add cooked prawns. Stirto coat everything with sauce. Serve hot with cooked rice.Shrimp with Snow Peas 85
    • Shrimp TempuraBATTER: 3 cups Cake flour 2 Eggs; beaten 2 cups Ice waterTEMPURA SAUCE: 1 cup Soy sauce 1/2 cup Mirin 3 cups Water 1 teaspoon MSG (optional) 1 Japanese radish (daikon), gratedTEMPURA: 1 lb. Large shrimp 6 lg. Mushrooms; sliced 3 slices Eggplant; cut in strips 6 Strips celery, 3" long 3 Carrots − cut in 3" long strips 6 slices Sweet potato − cut in 3" long strips 6 Green beans Oil for deep frying All−purpose flour Mix cake flour with eggs and ice water until batter is slightly lumpy.Chill. To make sauce, combine soy sauce, mirin, water and MSG in saucepanand bring to boil. Place small amount of sauce in tiny saucers with 1teaspoon of grated radish on each. Set aside. To prepare tempura, shell and devein shrimp, leaving tail, intact. Flattenslightly with sturdy whack of cleaver or flat side of heavy knife so shrimpwill not curl while cooking. Arrange shrimp, mushrooms, eggplant, celery,carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans attractively on large tray orplatter. Heat oil in deep kettle to 350F. Beat batter. Dip shrimp intoall−purpose flour, then into chilled batter, shaking to remove excessbatter. Slip into deep fat and fry until shrimp rise to surface. Whileshrimp are bobbing on surface of oil, dollop a bit more batter on top ofeach shrimp and cook until batter is crisp and slightly golden. Turn onceand remove with slotted spoon or fork and drain on wire rack. Keep hot. Dipvegetables in flour and batter and cook in same manner. Continue to cookand drain shrimp and vegetables, a few at a time, adjusting heat duringShrimp Tempura 86
    • A Taste Of Chinacooking to maintain 350 degree temperature. Keep batter cool. To serve,place equal amount of various foods on each plate. Dip cooked vegetablesand shrimp into sauce, scooping up a bit of radish.Shrimp Tempura 87
    • Shrimp Toast12 fresh uncooked large shrimp1 egg2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon saltPinch pepper3 slices sandwich bread1 hard−cooked egg yolk1 slice cooked ham (about 1 ounce)1 green onion2 cups vegetable oil1. Remove shells from shrimp, leaving tails intact. Remove back veins from shrimp. Cut down back of shrimp with sharp knife. Gently press shrimp with fingers to flatten.2. Beat 1 egg, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a small bowl until blended. Add shrimp to egg mixture and toss until shrimp are completely coated.3. Remove crusts from bread. Cut each slice into quarter. Place one shrimp, cut side down, on each bread piece. Gently press shrimp to adhere to bread. Brush or rub small amount of egg mixture over each shrimp.4. Cut egg yolk and ham into 1/2 inch pieces. Finely chop onion. Place one piece each of egg yolk and ham and a scant 1/4 teaspoon chopped onion on each shrimp.5. Heat oil in wok over medium−high heat until it reaches 375F. Fry 3 or 4 shrimp−bread pieces at a time in the hot oil until golden, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Drain on absorbent paper.Shrimp Toast 88
    • Shui Mai2 tablespoons peanut oil1 garlic cloves1 teaspoon ginger −− minced1 scallion −− chopped1 onion −− coarsely chopped1/2 small cabbage −− coarsely chopped2 teaspoons thin soy sauce1/2 teaspoon sesame oil1 teaspoon rice wine or dry sherry1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tsp cold water24 dumpling wrappers, 3 inch diameter1/2 cup parboiled or frozen green peas10 lettuce leavesPlace a wok over medium−high heat. When it begins to smoke, add the oil,then the garlic, ginger, and scallion. Stir−fry 15 seconds. Add the onionand cabbage and stir−fry 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine,and dissolved cornstarch. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens,about 30 seconds. Remove the wok from the heat and set aside to cool.Shui Mai 89
    • Silk Apples3 Apples2 Egg whites2 tablespoons Flour2 tablespoons CornstarchPeanut oil for deep frying1/2 cup Sugar1/4 cup Honey1/3 cup Water1 tablespoon Peanut oil1. Peel the apples, core and cut into wedges about 1/2 inch thick.2. Whip egg whites until frothy. Add flour and cornstarch and beat into a smooth batter.3. Heat the oil to 375F. Dip each apple wedge into egg white batter, place in hot oil and try, a few at a time, until crisp and brown.4. Place in a single layer on a warm service platter. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil in a saucepan and cook to a hard ball stage syrup; 280 F on candy thermometer.5. Pour over apple wedges and serve at once, accompanied by a large crystal bowl of water containing lots of ice cubes.Serving: Each person picks up an apple wedge with a fork or small tongsand dips it into the ice water to crystallize the sugar and harden the top, whichforms silk−like threads....hence the name.Silk Apples 90
    • Silver and Gold Shredded Chicken1/2 pound boned and skinned chicken breastsMarinade:1 large egg white1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon dry sherry1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil2 teaspoons cornstarch1 tablespoon soy sauce3 tablespoons peanut oil1 large garlic clove, crushed slightly with the cleaver1 pound fresh spinach, washed, drained and tough stems removed1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon sugar1/2 cup peanut oil1. Freeze the chicken in separate pieces. Thaw until semifrozen, then shred fine. Mix the chicken with the marinade ingredients and marinate for at least 1 hour, or as long as overnight. Divide the chicken shreds into two equal portions and mix the soy sauce into one portion.2. Heat a wok over high heat until very hot and add the 3 tablespoons of peanut oil. Add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds, being careful not to let it burn. Add the spinach and stir fry until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed with the oil. Add the salt and sugar. As soon as the spinach wilts, use a pair of tongs or chopsticks to transfer the spinach to the center of an oblong serving platter. Discard the garlic and any accumulated liquid. Wipe the wok clean with a paper towel.3. Reheat the wok. Place the strainer over a pot near the stove. Add the half cup of peanut oil to the wok, heat to about 280F, and add the chicken portion without the soy sauce. Stir quickly to separate the pieces of chicken. As soon as the chicken turns white, pour the contents of the wok into the strainer and allow the oil to drain away. Transfer the chicken to one side of the spinach. Cook the chicken portion with the soy sauce in the same manner and arrange on the opposite side of the spinach. Serve hot.Silver and Gold Shredded Chicken 91
    • Spiced Whole Lamb3 lb. leg or shoulder of lamb1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon sherry2 cloves garlic, crushed1 oz. fresh ginger, shredded or 1 tsp ground ginger1/3 cup oil1 quart stock1 tablespoon cornstarch Wipe the meat and rub salt into the skin. Put in a pan with cold waterto cover, bring to the boil, remove the scum, cover and simmer for 20minutes. Drain off the liquid. Mix the soy sauce and the sherry with thegarlic and ginger and rub into the lamb, leave for 10 minutes. Heat the oil and fry the lamb for about 15 minutes, turning it to brownall over. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Mix the cornstarch to a smooth paste with a little cold water. Lift thelamb on to a hot dish; keep hot. Add cornstarch mixture to the liquid inthe pan and bring to the boil, stirring, until slightly thickened. Pourover the lamb.Spiced Whole Lamb 92
    • Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce1/4 cup vegetable stock1/2 cup light soy sauce1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry2 tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons rice vinegar1 tablespoon sugar or honey1 teaspoon hot oilCombine the ingredients in a small boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar,then cover and refrigerate until serving.Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 93
    • Steak Kew1 lb Flank, skirt steak or other tender beef, cut in 1−inch squares1 Onion, cut in 1−inch chunks1 1/2 tablespoon Hoisin sauce1/2 teaspoon sesame oil1 tablespoon Soy sauce1/4 teaspoon Pepper1 teaspoon Cornstarch1 Or 2 garlic cloves, minced1 Or 2 slices ginger root, minced1/2 lb. Snow peas, or 1 lb. Chinese or regular broccoli, or fresh asparagus tips1 lb. Firm ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges3 tablespoons Peanut oil Combine beef, onion, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, soy, pepper, cornstarch,garlic and ginger. Let stand for 15 minutes. Blanch snow peas,broccoli or asparagus for 1 to 2 minutes; drain and place on heatedplatter; keep warm. If using tomatoes, have at room temperature.Heat peanut oil in a wok or skillet and stir−fry meat and onionmixture for 1 to 2 minutes; meat should be well seared but still pinkinside. Immediately pour over blanched vegetable and serve. Or place onheated platter and surround with tomato wedges.Steak Kew 94
    • Steamed Beef Dumplings8 oz. Lean ground beef1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon Chopped cilantro1 teaspoon Minced ginger root1 teaspoon Cornstarch1/2 teaspoon Peanut oil20 Round wonton wrappersWaterScallion fans for garnishRadish flower for garnishIn small bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cilantro, ginger root, cornstarchand oil. Place 10 wonton wrappers on work surface. Place 2 teaspoonfilling in center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten each wonton wrapper.Moisten entire edge with water. Lift both sides of wrapper and pinchtogether above stuffing, gathering up edges and pleating wrappers;pinch to seal. Continue with remaining wrappers and filling.Into each of two large skillets, bring to a boil 2 cups of water.Reduce heat to medium; add dumplings and do not allow to touch.Cover lightly and steam until dumplings are firm and wrappers are soft,15 minutes. Serve immediately.Garnish serving platter with scallion fans and radish flower.Steamed Beef Dumplings 95
    • Stir−Fried Beef with Pineapple8 oz. fillet of beef2 oz. pineapple pieces2 oz. crushed ginger2 fl.oz vegetable oil1 spring onion2 teaspoons dry sherry Seasoning one:1 beaten egg white1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons of vegetable oil2 teaspoons of cornflour Seasoning two:2 tablespoons chicken stock1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon light soy sauce1/2 teaspoon cornflour1. Partially freeze beef, cut across grain into thin slices. Cut into strips of 1x2 inches.2. Mix ingredients from seasoning one into a bowl. Coat meat with seasoning and leave to marinate for 60 minutes.3. Cut the pineapple into pieces, slice onion. Put all ingredients from Seasoning two in a bowl and mix well.4. Heat oil in a wok, stir fry onion and ginger for 1 minute, set aside keep warm.5. Add beef to wok, fry until brown, add wine, and seasoning two. Mix, simmer for 2 minutes, add pineapple and onion and ginger, mix and fry for 2 minutes, until heated through.Stir−Fried Beef with Pineapple 96
    • String Beans In Walnut Sauce1 lb. Fresh string beans1/4 lb. Shelled walnuts1/4 cup Red wine vinegar1/4 cup Onion minced1 cup Chicken stock2 Garlic cloves minced2 teaspoons Sweet paprika3 tablespoons Cilantro freshly & finely chopped1 1/2 teaspoons Salt3 quarts Water In mill or with a mortar & pestle, pulverize the walnuts into a paste. Combine the stock, onions, garlic, paprika, vinegar, salt, walnut paste, & cilantro. Mix thoroughly. Trim but do not cut the string beans. Bring the water to boil, add the string beans and boil them for 10 minutes. Drain the beans well. Add the beans to the walnut paste mixture and toss until coated completely with the mixture. Serve at once.String Beans In Walnut Sauce 97
    • Sweet & Sour Pork, Chicken, or Shrimp1 lb: Pork butt or boneless chicken cut into 1−inch pieces, or medium shrimp (shelled and devined)MARINADE:1 tablespoon Sherry2 tablespoons Water2 tablespoons soy sauce4 teaspoons Flour4 teaspoons Cornstarch1 Green pepper, cut into 1/2 inch chunks1 Onion, cut into wedges12 Maraschino cherries1 cup Pineapple chunks3 cups oil for deep fryingSAUCE MIXTURE:1/2 cup Brown sugar1/2 cup Vinegar1 teaspoon Salt4 tablespoons Catsup3/4 cup Pineapple juice4 teaspoons Cornstarch Drain fruits, prepare sauce mixture. Marinate meat in marinade for 1/2 hour. Deep fry meat, a few at a time, in a wok for about 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown, separating pieces as they cook. Remove and drain. Remove oil, reserve for other deep frying. Add sauce mixture into wok and stir until thickened. Add green pepper and onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add meat and stir until heated through. Add fruits and stir until theyre coated with the sauce.Sweet & Sour Pork, Chicken, or Shrimp 98
    • Sweet and Sour Sauce 1/3 cup White Vinegar 1 cup Water 2/3 cup Sugar dash of Salt dash of MSG dash of White Pepper dash of TabascoCook over medium heat and add: 1 tablespoon Cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoons Water 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire SauceCook until it is bubbly and thick. Remove from stove andadd 2 tablespoons ketchup.Sweet and Sour Sauce 99
    • Sweet and Sour Tofu1 lb. tofu1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup tamari sauce6 tablespoons water1/4 cup tomato paste2 tablespoons honey1 teaspoon ginger4 cloves of garlic8 scallions, minced1 green & 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips1 lb. mushrooms1 cup toasted cashews1. Cut tofu into small cubes; set aside. Combine lemon juice, tamari, water, tomato paste, honey, ginger, and garlic; mix until well blended.2. Add tofu to this marinade, stir gently, and let marinate for several hours (or overnight).3. Stir−fry scallions, bell peppers, and mushrooms in 2 tsp. of oil. After several minutes, add tofu with all the marinade. Lower heat, continue to stir−fry until everything is hot and bubbly.4. Remove from heat and stir in cashews. Serve over rice.Sweet and Sour Tofu 100
    • Szechuan Chicken1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed4−6 carrots, sliced into 1/4" pieces1 can bamboo shoots12−15 dried hot pepperscooking oil Sauce:6 tbsp. soy sauce2−3 tbsp. cornstarch2−3 tbsp. powdered dry ginger3 tbsp. sherry Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Place the peppers and 1 tbsp. of cooking oil in a wok. Brown thepeppers under medium−high heat and remove them to a plate. Add thecubed chicken and cook until pink color disappears (2−5 min). Remove thechicken from the wok. Add 1 tbsp. of oil to the wok, and add thecarrots. Stir−fry until carrots begin to soften. (If you prefer softvagetables, you can add several tablespoons of water to the carrots andsteam them for 5 min. or so). Add the bamboo shoots and stir−fry 1−2minutes. Add the peppers, chicken, and the sauce to the wok. Stir over mediumheat until the sauce thickens.Szechuan Chicken 101
    • Szechuan Pasta Salad2 packs Angel hair pasta1/2 lb. Turkey2 Red bell peppers2 medium Carrots1 can Water chestnuts6 Green onions1 cup Miniature corn on the cob1/4 lb. Snow peas1 bunch Cilantro4 tablespoons Toasted sesame seeds DRESSING:2 cups Mayonaise3/4 cup Soy sauce2 tablespoons Szechwan hot oil1/4 cup Sesame oil1 tablespoon Dijon mustard2 Garlic cloves1. Cook angel hair pasta al dente.2. Dice turkey, bell pepper and peeled carrots.3. Drain and slice water chestnuts.4. Remove stems from cilantro and use the leaves only save a little for the garnish.5. Chop green onions.6. Slice the cobletts.7. Slice the snow peas on a diagonal into thin strips.8. Toast the sesame seeds and reserve 1 TBSP. for the garnish.9. Toss ingredients together.10. Combine all dressing ingredients in food processor.11. Add to salad and toss.12. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro.Szechuan Pasta Salad 102
    • Teriyaki Beef1 lb. skirt beef steak1 cup teriyaki sauce2 tablespoons soy sauce1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic2 tablespoons oyster sauce1 tablespoon black bean sauce1/4 cup sesame oil4 oz. onion (1/4" slices)6 oz. broccoli florets Cut skirt steaks into 1" cubes and combine all above ingredients in mixingbowl. Mix thouroughly and let marinate for at least a half hour at room temp.Refrigerate until needed. When ready to cook, separate beef only from marinade (save everything else).In a wok, heat up about a 1/4" of olive oil. Add beef and cook 3/4 done.Add marinated vegetable (broccoli and onion). Cook until beef is done,then add approximately 1 cup (or as much as desired) of marinade to beefand veggies. Cook over low flame to slight boil.Serve over rice with wonton noodles around edge of plate (or pasta bowl).Teriyaki Beef 103
    • Twice−fried Shredded Beef 3/4 lb. Beef sirloin or flank steakMARINADE: 2 tablespoons Dry sherry 2 tablespoons Soy sauce 1 teaspoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Cornstarch 1 small Carrot 1 Green bell pepper 2 Ribs celery 1 small OnionSAUCE: 2 tablespoons Rice vinegar 1 tablespoon Soy sauce 2 teaspoons Sesame oil 1 teaspoon Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Chili oil 1/2 teaspoon CornstarchTrim and discard fat from beef. Cut beef across the grain into 1 1/2−inchmatchstick pieces. Combine marinade ingredients in a medium−size bowl.Add beef; stir to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes. Cut carrot, bell pepper,and celery into 1 1/2−inch matchstick pieces. Thinly slice onion.Set vegetables aside separately.Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.Cooking: Set wok in a ring stand and add oil to a depth of 1 1/2 to2 inches. Place over high heat until oil reaches about 375 degrees F.Add beef, half at a time, and deep fry for 1 minute until browned, turningoccasionally. Lift out and drain on paper towels; set aside.Cook remaining beef.Remove all but 2 Tablespoons oil from wok. Reheat oil over high heat untilhot. Add carrot and onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.Add bell pepper and celery; stir−fry for 1 more minute. Stir in sauce andbeef. Cook and toss until well mixed.Twice−fried Shredded Beef 104
    • Vegetable Fried Rice1/4 cup light soy sauce3 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry1/2 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons peanut oil2 eggs −− lightly beaten1 carrot −− in 1/2" cubes1 red bell pepper −− in 1/2" cubes1/2 cup frozen peas4 cups cold cooked riceCombine the first three ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.Mix to blend well and set aside.Place a small skillet over medium heat. When it begins to smoke, add2 tablespoons of peanut oil and the lightly beaten eggs. Stir until theeggs are firm but moist. Transfer the eggs from the skillet to a smallbowl and break them into small curds. Set aside.Bring 1 quart of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the carrot andboil 1 minute. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again and reserve.Place a wok over medium−high heat. When it begins to smoke, add theremaining 1/4 cup of peanut oil and the garlic. Stir briefly. Add thecarrots, celery, red pepper, and peas. Stir−fry 1 minute. Stir in the riceand stir−fry 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and cook until the rice is heatedthrough, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve hot.Vegetable Fried Rice 105
    • Won Ton Soup6 ounces pork, roughly chopped8 medium shrimp, shelled and ground1 teaspoon light brown sugar1 tablespoon Chinese wine or dry sherry2 tablespoon light soy sauce1 teaspoon finely chopped scallion1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger24 wonton wrappers3 cups chicken stockfinely chopped scallions, to garnish.1. In a bowl, mix the chopped pork and ground shrimp with the sugar, rice wine or sherry, 1 T of the soy sauce, the scallions and chopped ginger. Blend well and set aside for 25−30 minutes for the flavors to blend.2. Place 1 t of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper.3. Wet the edges of each wonton with a little water and press them together with your fingers to seal, then fold each wonton over.4. To cook, bring the stock to a rolling boil in a wok, add the wontons and cook for 4−5 minutes. Add the remaining soy sauce and scallions, transfer to individual soup bowls and serve.Won Ton Soup 106